Martin Schönfeld

Martin Schönfeld teaches Philosophy at the University of South Florida. He writes on the American disenlightenment and edits the Climate Philosophy Newsletter. His most recent book, forthcoming with Taylor & Francis, is Plan B: Global Climate Ethics—Planetary Crisis and Philosophical Alternatives.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 8:42am
Where Are We Heading?
The events this summer make old warnings by the naturalist Lester Brown ring with meaning. The foreword of his 1996 State of the World report begins as follows: “As we complete the 13th State of the World, it is a dark time for environmental policy in Washington, threatening the U.S. leadership role on environmental issues. Yet in many other countries, and among hundreds of corporations and nongovernmental organizations, environmental problems are being taken more seriously than ever.”
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Monday, January 7, 2008 - 3:53pm
Climate 2007- Trying to Make Sense of the Year of Records
At the beginning of 2008, we're chugging out more CO2 emissions than ever; the world climate system has started to tip over; and it is on record that the USA torpedoed Bali -- a policy decision with historic consequences, which isolates America, and which means that U.S. citizens are now bearing a huge burden of guilt.
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Friday, September 9, 2005 - 9:52am
America's Darwin Awards and a Philosophy Assignment
The horrors of America's downward spiral are lessons for a global Enlightenment, and if we are unwilling to heed past experiences, we will invite even more catastrophic news. Seen in a Kantian light-its triple beam of humanism, autonomy, and sustainability-the events of the past five years have been a perfectly rational recipe for disaster.
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